San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
350 Bon Air Road #300
Greenbrae, California 94904 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Have Patience - Greenbrae, CA

My doctor is amazing. He has done several different procedures for me, and never disappoints. In fact, my results are always better than I expected. He even visited me in my hotel room the next day to change my bandages.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Excellent experience

Dr. Hvistendahl does an excellent job! His work is very precise! I had a breast lift along with breast augmentation and am very happy with them. He makes you feel comfortable and listens to everything you have to say.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Transconjunctival Lower Bleph with Fat Transfer - Greenbrae, CA

Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. He came highly recommended by two friends of mine who both went to him for two very different procedures. Both raved about his work so I made an appointment for a consult. I immediately felt comfortable with his confidence and the way he was able to explain things to me very simply and clearly. I made my surgery appointment that very same day and I'm delighted I did. My experience was first class all the way. From the pre-op to surgery itself - nurse, anesthesiologist, etc. - to aftercare, I've been impressed by the warmth, genuine care and kindness I've received by everyone there (something you want and need during elective surgery). I can also say that the prompt responses to calls and minor concerns I had were a great comfort. The overall professionalism of the entire staff is top notch.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

53 Newly Remarried Wants a Fresh Start - Greenbrae, CA

Dr. Hvistendahl is the most talented plastic surgeon in Marin. Unconcerned with cup size, we agreed that proportion to my frame would be best way to go. Even though one breast was a size larger than the other, he not only artfully created my size, but he made me even. Bruising and recovery were minimal, but I wish I'd known that you feel extremely swollen (like the need to breastfeed) for...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Breast Augmentation - Greenbrae, CA

Dr Hvistendahl has an amazing bedside manner and he is a wonderful perfectionist of a surgeon. Couldn't ask for a nicer person and better surgeon! I recommend him to all my friends.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

My Best at 46! - Greenbrae, CA

After completing lots of research I met with Dr. Hvistendahl and knew I had found my doctor! He is smart, talented, kind, and funny. From the moment I walked in to his beautiful office and met his equally impressive and knowledgeable staff, I knew that I was in the best possible hands. Dr. H listened to what I was trying to accomplish, worked with me on a plan forward, answered all of my questions and put me at ease. He is a rare find- a truly gifted surgeon and so entirely focused and invested in each and every one of his patients.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Mommy of 4-Tummy Tuck with Lipo of the Flanks - Greenbrae, CA


5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation for A to C - San Francisco, CA

Dr. H was amazing! He was very supportive of my goals and walked me through the process and the options for implant size and shape. He calmed my fears and was really receptive, even meeting me the day before the procedure. After the procedure I had almost no pain and did not have to use any kind of painkiller! Three months have passed and I could not be more pleased. My new breasts look perfect and are perfectly shaped and sized to match my body type and desired look. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. H. You cannot go wrong with selecting him to help with any breast augmentation.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Aug, 27y/o, 32A-32D - Greenbrae, CA

Dr. Hvistendahl showed the confidence, precision, and compassion that I was looking for in a surgeon. He, as well as his office staff, made me feel completely at ease, and I knew I was in good hands. I could not be happier with my results and I highly recommend him. My surgery came out exactly what I was hoping for. Being able to use the Vectra beforehand was also very helpful in being able to see my "results" before they actually happened! I very highly recommend Dr. Hvistendahl and Plastic Surgery Specialists of Marin!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

The Best Surgeon by Far and I Am Not Just Kissing Up! I Mean It. - Greenbrae, CA

Yngvar A. Hvistendahl, M.D. is the best doctor I have ever used in my life. When you think of doctors - you think, I wish they spent more time with me, really cared about me, while at the same time, did great work. That is Dr. Hvistendahl!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, BA
    Medical: Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship & Residency: General Surgery, USCF
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, USCF

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Specialists

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I am 21, 5'3 and 90 lbs. (very tiny) - Silicone or Saline?

Hello, and thanks for your question. Silicone implants are usually the preferred option for women who have a small amount of natural breast tissue.... READ MORE

My eyes are uneven. What can I do about it? (Photo)

Hi there, and thanks for your question. Only a very small number of people, if any, have facial features that are perfectly symmetrical. However,... READ MORE

Is a regular tummy tuck with muscle repair what I need? (photo)

Hi there, and thanks for your question. Based on your photos alone, you appear to be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck to repair your... READ MORE

​1 year post op of Liposuction, my flanks are uneven. Do I need a another Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

Thanks for your question, and I'm sorry to read you are unhappy with your results. It's difficult to tell from your photos alone, but you may benefit... READ MORE

When can I expect the swelling to go down? (photo)

Hello, and thanks for your question. The good news is that the amount of swelling you're experiencing at this point post-op is normal. However,... READ MORE

​After Breast Augmentation of 600cc implants over the muscle, what size will I achieve? (photo)

Hi there, and thanks for your question. Doctors measure implants in cubic centimeters, or cc, and in terms of projection and width, because bra cup... READ MORE

Breast reduction or reduction and augmentation?

Breast reduction may be one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures we do in plastic surgery. Reducing the overall volume and the weight of the... READ MORE

I have searched plenty & I'm convinced I want a breast augmentation. My biggest concern now is if a BA will limit my lifestyle?

Being as active as you are, the selection of the correct implant and positioning becomes very important. My recommendation would be to place a smaller... READ MORE

Am I a Candidate for Smart Lipo? (photo)

Your overall health has greatly improved now that you have lost 73 pounds. The drawback is of course the excess skin that often remains and becomes... READ MORE

Can Botox Be Used to Treat Assymetry in Upper Lips?

Yes, but you have to be careful with Botox around the mouth in general. Make sure the lift on one side of your lip is not secondary to slightly more... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hvistendahl

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